The University Innovation Alliance is excited to provide its employer partners with opportunities to engage highly-motivated college students on short-term, professional assignments. Connect with our partner, Parker Dewey, to learn how your company can integrate Micro-Internships into your campus recruiting, diversity, and sourcing strategies.

What are Micro-Internships?

Micro-Internships are short-term, professional assignments that are similar to those given to recent college grads or interns.

  • Typically require 10-40 hours of work by the college student

  • Available year-round as needed

  • Provides a low-risk way to identify and assess potential candidates

  • Used across industries, departments, and company sizes


See examples

While we were focused on just getting some help on a project, we quickly realized that the student was incredible, and ultimately hired her as a summer intern. We saw her work ethic and skills, and got an inside track on hiring her.

This is the 'anti-staffing firm.' I set the price for the assignment, picked who I wanted, and when I decided to hire her, there were no fees.

Not only did the Career Launcher shine, he excelled. He took the brand to a new level and challenged our group to think outside the box. Could not have been more pleased or grateful for the opportunity to work with this motivated individual. It's all about opportunity and Parker Dewey gives students exactly that. I look forward to our next project!


Immediate support

Get on-demand support for your short-term assignments. Not only are our college student excited to execute these projects, they're highly motivated to exceed expectations.


Improve outcomes

Complement your existing university recruiting efforts to gain early access to candidates, drive branding on campus, and mutually assess fit earlier in the process.


Enhance diversity

Provide career pathways to students from underrepresented populations, while allowing professionals to experience the invaluable skills all individuals can contribute.